Payment options for Energy Supplement

You can choose how often you receive the Energy Supplement.

Energy Supplement and Family Tax Benefit (FTB)

If eligible, Energy Supplement is paid for both FTB Part A and Part B. It will be paid the same way as your FTB.

It can be paid:

  • fortnightly
  • quarterly in October, January, April and July, or
  • annually

If you choose to get:

  • the base rate of FTB Part A fortnightly, your Energy Supplement Part A will also be paid at the base rate
  • either your FTB Part A or Part B after the end of the financial year, your Energy Supplement will be paid at the same time

You can change your payment frequency any time by contacting us.

Use the rate estimator to check how much FTB and Energy Supplement you’ll get. You can estimate and compare payments, based on your current or proposed circumstances.

Energy Supplement and income support payments

You will usually get Energy Supplement fortnightly with your regular payment. You may be able to get Energy Supplement quarterly.

You can change your payment frequency any time by contacting us.

ABSTUDY Masters and Doctorate allowances and the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

You'll get Energy Supplement quarterly.

Page last updated: 20 December 2016